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  • 31 October 2017 People given extra time to share their ideas on city’s future

    A PUBLIC consultation to help shape the direction of planning and development in Leicester over the coming decades has been extended to allow more people to take part.

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  • 31 October 2017 Towpath improvements enter next phase

    THE next stage of a major project to revamp a 3km stretch of canal towpath in Leicester is now underway.

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  • 31 October 2017 Hard-hitting films aim to help tackle knife crime

    A SERIES of hard-hitting films has been created to help educate local young people about the dangers of knife crime.

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  • 31 October 2017 Designs revealed for city secondary school’s expansion

    DESIGNS have been unveiled for a major expansion to a city secondary school.

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  • 30 October 2017 Blaze of glory for unwanted pallets at Abbey Park bonfire

    AN APPEAL has gone out for unwanted wooden pallets that will help make this year's Abbey Park bonfire bigger and better than ever before.

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  • 30 October 2017 Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE MAMMOTH task of installing the twinkling lights and the colourful garlands that will decorate Leicester city centre this Christmas is now well under way.

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  • 27 October 2017 Leicester Community Radio launches bid for five-year FM licence

    A COMMUNITY radio station based at the city council’s African Caribbean Centre (ACC) is hoping that a month of broadcasting on the FM airwaves during the city’s Black History Month celebrations will lead to bigger things.

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  • 27 October 2017 City street drinking controls extended to cover so-called ‘legal highs’

    HUNDREDS of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’.

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  • 27 October 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 29th October 2017

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 29 October):

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  • 27 October 2017 Neighbourhood services reorganised

    NEIGHBOURHOOD services in the east and central areas of the city are set to be reorganised.

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  • 27 October 2017 Parks staff win award for volunteering scheme

    STAFF working in Leicester City Council’s parks department have won an award for their work to get more people in the city volunteering for environmental projects.

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  • 27 October 2017 Noise equipment seized from bar in Market Street

    OFFICERS from Leicester City Council have seized sound equipment from a Leicester bar after residents complained about very loud music coming from the premises.

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  • 25 October 2017 Chance to save money on advance Bonfire Night tickets

    PEOPLE wanting to experience Leicester’s biggest and best Bonfire Night celebrations can save money and beat the queues by snapping up advance tickets.

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  • 25 October 2017 Report gives snapshot of city council’s workforce diversity

    THE workforce of Leicester City Council continues to compare well with other cities in reflecting the diversity and ethnic makeup of the city itself, according to recent figures. 

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  • 24 October 2017 Guildhall events to get you in the Halloween spirit

    ONE of Leicester’s oldest buildings will be hosting a timely programme of chilling treats to help people get into the Halloween spirit.

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  • 24 October 2017 Sock Island bridge plans submitted

    PLANS for a new footbridge connecting Leicester’s Sock Island to Belgrave have been submitted.

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  • 24 October 2017 New mural illustrates wildlife of Aylestone Meadows

    A STRIKING new mural has been created marking one of the entrance points into the city’s largest nature reserve.

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  • 23 October 2017 Lancaster Academy to become co-educational

    A CITY boys’ school is set to become co-educational.

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  • 23 October 2017 Free discovery walks and rides for businesses

    BUSINESSES are being offered the chance to take part in a free 10-week programme of cycling and walking activities aimed at helping to improve their employees’ health and wellbeing.

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  • 20 October 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 22nd October 2017

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 22 October):

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  • 20 October 2017 Council secures cash for local road network in Leicester

    GOVERNMENT funding of more than £5million is on its way to Leicester to improve the local road network for drivers and bus users.

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  • 19 October 2017 Events tell the story of Diwali

    A PROGRAMME of events celebrating Diwali will continue over the next few days, bringing to life the sights, sounds and stories of the festivities.

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  • 18 October 2017 Charter Street Bridge to be lifted into position

    A BRAND new footbridge connecting Abbey Park to Belgrave Road is being lifted into place this week.

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  • 17 October 2017 Training offered for budding market entrepreneurs

    A NEW training scheme will offer a launch pad for budding traders at Leicester’s popular market.

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  • 17 October 2017 Schoolchildren learn about water quality and wildlife

    MORE than 50 schoolchildren from a local primary school have been finding out more about how wildlife is affected by water quality at Braunstone Park.

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  • 17 October 2017 Helping hand for businesses to offer young people work placements

    BUSINESSES in Leicester and Leicestershire are being offered a helping hand to take on disadvantaged young people for work placements.

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  • 17 October 2017 Leicester prepares for Diwali Day celebrations

    TENS of thousands of people are expected to take part in Leicester’s world-famous Diwali celebrations on Thursday (19 Oct).

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  • 16 October 2017 Frightening fun at ‘haunted hall’ event

    WITCHES and wizards will be spreading mischief at a city museum this week.

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  • 13 October 2017 City exceeds tourism targets

    TARGETS set to increase the value of tourism in Leicester by 2020 have already been beaten, according to new figures.

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  • 13 October 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 15th October 2017

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 15 October):

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  • 13 October 2017 Get your skates on to buy ice rink tickets!

    TICKETS for Leicester’s spectacular festive ice rink go on sale today (Friday October 13), as the countdown to Christmas gets under way.

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  • 12 October 2017 Children’s sports activities on offer for half term

    SPORTS activities for children of all ages will be taking place across Leicester during half-term (16-20 Oct).

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  • 11 October 2017 Plans for major revamp of London Road revealed

    PLANS have been revealed for a major transformation of a stretch of Leicester’s busy London Road.

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  • 10 October 2017 Roadwork schemes to take place over school holidays

    A NUMBER of roads across Leicester roads are due to be closed temporarily during the school half-term holidays for repair and resurfacing work.

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  • 10 October 2017 Winstanley House opens following £2.5m revamp

    An 18th century former manor house is reopening to the public after a £2.5million transformation from derelict ruin to upmarket hotel and restaurant.

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  • 10 October 2017 Exhibitions highlight Local Plan

    INFORMATION about the new Local Plan covering 

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  • 10 October 2017 Leicester Marathon takes to city and county streets

    THOUSANDS of runners will take to the city's streets to raise money for charity this weekend in the annual Leicester Marathon.

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  • 9 October 2017 City pool to close for major refurbishment

    COSSINGTON Street pool is set to close to the public for up to three months while major refurbishment work takes place.

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  • 9 October 2017 Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme

    THE proposed £80milllion regeneration of Leicester’s Waterside area has taken an important step forward.

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  • 6 October 2017 Pop-up shop opens for conversations on World Mental Health Day

    A POP-UP shop will open its doors next Tuesday (10 October) to anyone in Leicester who wants to talk about mental health issues.

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  • 6 October 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 8th October 2017

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 08 October):

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  • 5 October 2017 Two city schools celebrate good Ofsted reports

    TWO city schools are celebrating after being judged ‘good’ in their most recent Ofsted inspections.

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  • 4 October 2017 Council takes steps to acquire land for bus improvement scheme

    LEICESTER City Council has signalled its intent to use compulsory purchase order powers to progress its plans for a new link road that would improve bus reliability and journey times out of the city centre.

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  • 3 October 2017 Park and Ride for Diwali Lights switch-on

    PEOPLE traveling in Leicester this weekend for the city’s Diwali celebrations can take advantage of special Park and Ride services.

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  • 3 October 2017 Leicester aims for skilled and ethical textiles industry

    AROUND 40 representatives of national regulatory and enforcement agencies are to meet in Leicester on Friday (October 6), as the city looks to pilot ways of developing a skilled and ethical textiles industry that can be emulated across the UK.

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  • 2 October 2017 Deputy City Mayor to resign to join European Parliament

    DEPUTY City Mayor of Leicester Cllr Rory Palmer will be resigning from his post today as he prepares to represent the East Midlands as Labour member of the European Parliament.

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  • 2 October 2017 Apprentices taken on to help maintain housing stock

    TWENTY-THREE apprentices who have completed their training with Leicester City Council have now been taken on permanently.

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  • 2 October 2017 Pop-up forest gives gum-droppers food for thought

    A MINI woodland, complete with trees, shrubs and bird song, popped up at Leicester’s Clock Tower today (Monday, 2 October) as part of a national campaign to tackle the problem of discarded chewing gum.

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